Cathay Pacific welcomes Environmental Impact Assessment Study Brief for third runway option at HKIA

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways welcomes the Director of Environmental Protection’s issuance of a Study Brief for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “This is another important step forward in building a critically needed third runway for Hong Kong…. Read the full press release

Hong Kong youth see dreams take flight as they graduate from the fifth ‘I Can Fly’ Programme

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — One-hundred energetic and motivated young Hong Kong people today celebrated their graduation from the Cathay Pacific “I Can Fly” programme at Cathay Pacific City, the airline’s headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. The event was hosted by the airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Chu. Joining the graduates for the celebration were the… Read the full press release

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style

Heathrow opens its own Olympic park to wave off world’s athletes in style   · Specially constructed Games Terminal starts three days of operations · Terminal dressed as a park to give a spectacular London-style send off · More than 5,000 bags collected at Olympic Village yesterday and processed overnight · 6,000 athletes expected through… Read the full press release

O’Hare Receives Sweet Environmental Award for its Beehive Farm

CHICAGO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chicago Hare International Airport was selected to receive a distinguished industry environmental award for its unique and innovative airport beehive farm. O’Hare will receive an Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) in the Outreach, Education and Community Involvement Award Category. The beehives are tended by ex-offenders, who get a second… Read the full press release

Save Some Green on the Greenest Major U.S. Airline

Miramar, Florida, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is doing its part to make travel more environmentally friendly and wants to thank its valued customers for doing their part to help save the environment too. From its eco-friendly seating configuration to customers carrying less bags, Spirit has taken serious measures to reduce its fuel consumption… Read the full press release

Register Today for O’Hare Terminal 5 Construction Opportunity Fair

CHICAGO, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — One week from today on Wednesday, August 15, Westfield Concession Management, its concession partners, specialty retailers and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a free Construction Opportunity Fair at O’Hare International Airport. Qualified union trades interested in construction opportunities at O’Hare International Terminal 5 are invited to attend. Advance registration is encouraged, see details below:… Read the full press release

Heathrow ready to wave off world’s athletes

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow is ready to wave off athletes in style on one of the most challenging and high-profile days in its history following the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The airport will introduce a completely new departures process on Monday 13th August including check-in and bag-drop at the Olympic Village and… Read the full press release

Major upgrade of baggage handling system completed

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three-year baggage handling project worth DKK 50 million is close to a successful completion. The project includes a complete upgrade of the control systems for Copenhagen Airport’s baggage handling system. The summer season is crunch time for Copenhagen Airport. With more than 6.5 million passengers during the three summer months, everything… Read the full press release

FLY FOR £12 ON OVER 1,000 ROUTES IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) tonight, Thur 9 Aug, it will release 100,000 seats at fares from £12 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in September, October and November. These “all in” low fares will be available on over 1,000 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be… Read the full press release

CAA updates guidlines on unmanned aircraft

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published revised guidance on operating unmanned aircraft in UK airspace. The advice updates existing guidelines on the safety requirements that have to be met before the CAA will issue permission for unmanned aircraft to be used in UK airspace. The guidance is published as… Read the full press release

Finavia makes its airports more eco-efficient – carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport

Finavia is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second level of the international Airport Carbon Accreditation emission reduction programme. The… Read the full press release

GTAA REPORTS 2012 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

TORONTO, CANADA, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (the “GTAA”) today reported its financial and operating results for the three- and six-month periods ending June 30, 2012. The second quarter of 2012 saw a continuation of the strong operating and financial results experienced in 2011 and first quarter of 2012. For the six-month… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines traffic results for July 2012: Capacity consciously reduced, load factor improved

• January-July 2012: 6,555,800 passengers carried, + 4.4 percent • July 2012: 1,114,500 passengers carried, capacity consciously reduced by almost 11 percent, load factor increased by 3 percent 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the period from January to July 2012, the number of passengers carried rose by 4.4 percent compared to previous year’s figure: 6,555,800 passengers… Read the full press release

Jet Airways partners with HDFC Bank to launch an exclusive range of ‘JetPrivilege-HDFC Bank’ Co-Branded Credit Cards

MUMBAI, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jet Airways’ – JetPrivilege, India’s largest and Freddie’s award winning frequent flyer programme, has partnered with HDFC Bank, India’s second largest private sector bank to launch ‘JetPrivilege–HDFC Bank Credit Card’, an exclusive range of Credit Cards offering unique benefits and rewards in the form of JPMiles. JetPrivilege-HDFC Bank Co-branded Credit Cards… Read the full press release

STAPLEFORD PARK HOST PRIVATE AIR SHOW AND DINNER WITH THE RED ARROWS

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Stapleford Park Luxury Country House Hotel hosted an exclusive Private Air Show and Dinner with the Red Arrows on Monday 23rd July. The Red Arrows took to the skies over Stapleford Park on Monday evening with their trademark red, white and blue vapour trails. The private event was in aid of the Royal Air… Read the full press release

Dragonair Resumed Scheduled Services to and from Eastern China

Hong Kong, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Thursday, 9 August) announced that it has resumed scheduled operations to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo since the weather is improving and wind speeds are within operational limits. Dragonair is operating a full schedule of flights to and from Eastern China today. However, minor delays are expected… Read the full press release

Marry Mound has a nice ring to it…

Day 13: Park Live Presented by British Airways LONDON, ENGLAND, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The eastern lawn of Park Live presented by British Airways has been dubbed ‘Marry Mound’ following a number of engagement proposals during the London 2012 Olympic Games. BA Lawn Hosts manning the area noticed the romantic hostpot when they heard loud cheers… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Games media update – Friday 10th August

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — 220,000 passengers are expected at Heathrow today – 115,000 of which are departures. More than 800 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 50 arriving. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is playing in T5 today from 0900-1100. Weather in the UK is not expected to affect… Read the full press release

Oman Air Inaugurates the Majan Lounge

2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air opened Majan Lounge – its new lounge at the Muscat International Airport located on the lower floor of the departure terminal. Designed by JPA (design consultants) the lounge offers a luxurious and tranquil environment with a modern Arabian twist. The lounge will be staffed by Oman Air’s own trained reception… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Applauds Airlines for Improved Performance

Washington, DC, 2012-08-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Statement by Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on today’s announcement by the Department of Transportation that airline industry performance has improved: “Improved on-time performance for airlines is good news for business and leisure travelers, and we applaud the airlines for this accomplishment. But it’s just one step… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport Commission’s New Rescue Facility

Response Time for Water Rescues to be reduced by 80% SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin and San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and formally opened the Airport’s new Marine Emergency Response Facility (MERF).  The new facility, the first of its kind… Read the full press release

Indy Jet’s first annual fly–in

Join Indy Jet at the Indianapolis Regional Airport Saturday, Sept. 8 from INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Experimental Aircraft Association, chapter 1121, will sponsor an eggs, bacon, sausage, and waffle breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $5, while the Hancock County Historical Society will serve a “milkcan” lunch from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m…. Read the full press release

SFO to Open Water Rescue Facility

Mayor Edwin M. Lee to Join Airport Director and SFFD Chief to Formally Open Facility SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee will join Airport Director John L. Martin and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White to formally open SFO’s new Marine Emergency Response Facility, the first of its kind for any Airport on… Read the full press release

UPDATED CERTIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER PROGRAM ADOPTED TO ENSURE QUALITY STANDARDS AND IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today adopted a significantly improved Certified Service Provider Program (CSPP) that establishes minimum requirements for companies that provide certain services to airlines, airline consortiums, or other aviation tenants at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The program identifies and establishes minimum equipment and training standards for service… Read the full press release

JIM BOULT APPOINTED CHAIR OF NZAA

The New Zealand Airports Association has a new Chair. 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jim Boult, the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport, has been appointed to the role.  His tenure will commence on 1 August 2012 for the next 16 months. Mr Boult says airports are facing a number of important challenges. “On top of the… Read the full press release

FAA TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS OPPOSITE DIRECTION RUNWAY OPERATIONS; BEGINS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, AUGUST 8, 2012

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Effective midnight Tuesday, August 8, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is suspending use of Opposite Direction Runway Operations at all applicable airports throughout the United States.  The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) notified airport management this afternoon that this suspension will include ONT’s nighttime Contra-flow Operations.  This… Read the full press release

NEW QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT DEPARTURE FACILITY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEW QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT DEPARTURE FACILITY OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Queenstown Airport’s new terminal expansion, which will double the international and domestic departure facilities, will be open for business tomorrow. The increased departure facilities are part of Project 2012, a $4.2 million extension plan undertaken to help meet the demands… Read the full press release

CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL RECOVERY PLAN

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Chief Executive Jim Boult says the team at Christchurch Airport looks forward to a new central city which he believes will be the envy of similar sized cities throughout the world. “We applaud this eagerly awaited plan for the recovery of central Christchurch,” says Mr Boult. “The process behind the plan has… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport: All development commitments fulfilled

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Exactly 264,842,374 euros. This is the accumulated value of all development commitments fulfilled by Budapest Airport as part of the Privatization Agreement, exceeding the 260.6 million euro limit set by the agreement. Budapest Airport has filed an audited Progress Report about all the developments with MNV, the Hungarian National Asset Management Company,… Read the full press release

Dreams Become Destinations Rotating Routes for 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner

2012-08-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, which will be the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce rotating destinations, primarily in Africa, for its 1 st Dreamliner. The 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner will touch down in Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport on 17 August 2012. The first… Read the full press release